DarkSnowProject Manhattan: The Video

May 14, 2013

On April 21, 2013, the Dark Snow Project brought a bit of Greenland to Manhattan, to illustrate the importance of this summer’s planned expedition to sample Greenland ice. It kicked off the last leg of our historic citizen-science crowd funding campaign.

If this final fundraising push is successful, I’ll be traveling in June to the Greenland Ice sheet as part of a scientific expedition to investigate the steady darkening and increasing melt of that important ice sheet. Bill Mckibben will be coming along to write this up for Rolling Stone, as well.

There are 3 ways to help out, if you haven’t already. One, you can go to Darksnowproject.org, and make a donation at the bottom of the page. Two, you can text darksnow to 50555, or Three, you can go to the IndieGoGo crowdsourcing site.

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3 Responses to “DarkSnowProject Manhattan: The Video”

  1. rayduray Says:

    Argentine Dust creates dark snow in Antarctica, according to NASA’s Earth Observatory:

    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=81120

    Select quote: “Winds can transport Patagonian dust far away from its source. Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Thomas Painter studies the effects of dust on snow and ice. He notes a correlation between the introduction of sheep to Patagonia around 1935 and an increase in dust deposition on the Antarctic Peninsula. “When you look at the circulation, it goes across Patagonia and then it wraps around the Weddell Sea.””

  2. astrostevo Says:

    Cheers for putting this on youtube and here.

    Its a good clip and all and, call me greedy if you like, but I’d love to see more with a longer version of this esp. on the info with the sculpture and perhaps a clock counting down its melting time and a time lapse of the whole sculpture event from installation to evapouration! Any chance of that please?


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